Pergolas are a great way to bring the inside out.
Your garden and entertaining area will become more intimate and comfortable on those days when you need to get out of the house or are having a few friends around.
Benefits of having a pergola are:
- Add interest to a garden path.
- Provide a structure for climbing plants.
- Provide weather protection.
- Improve the look of your house.
- Screen out unsightly views.
The design of your pergola will depend on its function. Narrow pergolas emphasise direction and are suited to paths and walkways. Entertaining areas should be near as wide as long. This allows for traffic flow around furniture and ornamental features.
You could incorporate fixed seating into the structure or screening panels to create interest.
These are best framed and can be made from a variety of materials:
- Lattice and